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, also disposition. >> so, it was great -- greatly different than the united states. >> i think it made segregation almost look like a civil affairs -- whereas in south africa it was an art, science, and something white students could study at universities. >> before we go to the break, you mentioned nelson mandela. you mentioned that the african national congress. how did you all come together, the two of you? >> i went to high school at the school bus was known much more for its left-leaning and trotsky ideology. so, my conversion to the african national congress came a lot more because i enjoyed the inclusive become of the focus on activism. i enjoyed the way in which it joyfully understood how it could take the struggle against apartheid, that while there was life and death of risks involved, we were still able to celebrate our humanity and not to give it up at all. so, in 1980, my great conversion to what we call congress politics, the politics of the african national congress, happened, but i remain ever thankful for the theoretical rigor i learned from the kind of trotsky movemen
in his speech in prague. the very first summit was held in the united states in 2010. two years later we gathered even more leaders together to focus on the seriousness of the risk of nuclear terrorism, the vulnerability of nuclear material around the world, the international cooperation it will take to secure that material, and prevent it ever coming into the hands of terrorists. >> so it is material as well as existing weaponry? >> and that is right. covers both sets of concerns. >> then you take it one level further. and know-how is involved. >> that is exactly right. >> in the united states, often we are more concerned nowadays -- is the correct phrase a suitcase bomb or something like that? >> improvised nuclear device. >> tell me the phrase again? >> improvised nuclear device. >> what does that mean, in my language? >> it's a pretty crude weapon, but it has probably a lot more material than our own warheads that we have built to go on the front end of missiles and travel reliably 3,000 miles. an improvised nuclear device would be bigger than a suitcase. the smaller you are, the mor
. and in relation to the united states government, whether it is the clinton administration or bush administration or obama administration, they're probably better understood stood more like francement they're sometime as lined with the united states, sometimes posed. postly they are just trying to stay out of the way and do their own thing. >> ann bremmer and steve coll when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: . >> rose: additional funding provided by these funders:. >> and by bloomberg:. >> from studios in new york city captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: ian bremmer is here president of eurasia group, his new book every nation for itself, winners and losers in a g-zero world t paints a picture in a world in which no single power is able to take be the responsibility of global leadership. larry summers says everyone who cares about our collective future will need to carefully consider this book's impressive arguments. i'm pleased to have ian bremmer back at this table, welcome. >> hi, char
of united states becoming majority-minority company. >> we best make haste because the new majority is the least well educated to compete our country in the global economy. >> with low birth rate and 10,000 baby boomers entering medicare every day, this will help fill that fiscal gap that we have of taxpayer government funded programs. >> i'm going to echo what the congresswoman said, education is the most important issue, these communities have higher barriers for both higher education, k-12 education furlong time we've said that is a hispanic issue, black issue, now all of our issue. how we educate those students is how the country will change in the next hundred years. >> i think we have immigrants paying info a system that they're not necessarily eligible for. and in addition we have increasing number of nontraditional families who deserve ownership over their retirement assets. >> entitlement reforms? you're saying that -- >> social security reform. medicare. >> there are people who are paying phone a system that they're not eligible to get money back out. that is not proper. i
to see the united states senate taking a more conservative track. >> even high school is not off limits. >> i did some stupid things in high school, and if i hurt anyone, i am sorry and apologize for it. >> lawmakers still at it. voters in europe trigger a political tsunami. >> money flows like water, and if the dam breaks some place, it could flood, even here in america. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> vice president joe biden has acquired a reputation as a person afflicted with foot-in- mouth disease. on last sunday's "meet the press," he said that gay marriage is fine with him. >> i'm comfortable with the fact that man marrying men, women marrying women, are entitled to the same rights. >> that caused a major flat amid the chattering classes, and by midweek, in an interview with robin roberts, the president suggested joe biden had jumped the gun. >> he got out a little bit over his skis. >> the president says he had already made the decision to come out in favor of gay marriage before the democratic national convention in north carolina in septemb
is necessary now, in the united states needs to be a part of it. charles taylor gets a bit the- year sentence for war crimes described as some of the most heinous in history. in the digital age, bringing back thed ooold-fasholned bookshop. er inlcome to our view mirro around the world. 13 bodies apparently executed were found in the eastern part of syria. the killings were discovered even as the u.n. security council held a meeting on last week's massacre that left more than 100 people dead and sparked wide-right combination of the regime. james robbins starts our coverage. >> no sign of the plea for peace in syria being heated. our creeks of violence in different parts of the country. -- outbreaks of violence in different parts of the country. last friday's massacre took place in houla. >> the syrian government, people are extremely troubled with this heinous and unjustified terrorist killing that took place and houla. today and other massacre was uncovered. -- today another massacre was uncovered. some were shot at close range. the fears that violence could spread through the region. >> in
combat troops. a lot of afghans have been concerned about how the united states will remain here. this agreement basically says that we commit ourselves to supporting afghanistan economically. you know, we'll support its development and we will retain a number of troops here in a counterterrorism role in the post-2014 environment. mostly to chase after what's left of al qaeda. but this is a... signifies sort of a long-term commitment of the united states to afghanistan and more broadly to the region. >> ifill: even in the negotiating of this agreement, there have been tensions. of course we have documented all the tensions in the u.s.-afghan relationship, specifically with president karzai. was any of that in evidence today? >> not really. i think president karzai got pretty much what he wanted for his own domestic audience, his contingency. let's not forget that we had these very controversial night raids that they wanted the afghans to take the lead on. we signed a memorandum of understanding with the afghan government on that. there was a detainee issue which was a big stickin
is that china is four times more people than the united states. that means four times more people to feed, to howls, to take care of. >> i think we have a graphic that shows that. there we are. >> income of per-capita -- income per capita is less than one-tenth of the united states and even by the year 2015 will not catch up anywhere near us. in a really severe totalitarian society like north korea, you could disregard people, star of them and put all of the resources into the military -- >> we have information on the screen derived from the world bank. but this is happening, though. you cannot buy a piece of clothing in the united states that was not made in china, practically. i am sure proud of his jacket, made in haiti. it's sort of looks as though they have taken us over, in a sense, and it creates anxiety and also the great sense that our jobs have gone to china. >> first of all, economists tell us this increase in trade benefits everybody. so, we are getting cheaper jackets than otherwise. but i actually agree that to the degree we are opening ourselves up to china, it must be much
in a more aggressive way. >> finally, the fda agreement between colombia and the united states has been signed and ratified. what does that mean for both countries? >> it means a lot of jobs, first of all. yes, jobs. in the case of a colombia, at least 250,000 jobs, new jobs, associated with the development of the free trade agreement. in the u.s., colombian trade and market, we create a lot of new jobs and opportunities for americans. >> you kind of made reference to this earlier in the conversation, that may be in the past there was a stereotype towards colombia which was the drugs and violence and human rights. but now it is education, technology, energy, culture. a vast change in 10 or 12 years. >> we have to recognize the leaders of that change. the president and his team -- part of the team, and as minister of defense -- i was the minister of defense. in those eight years of the two governments, his stamina, leadership, a commitment to evolve from a country that was almost at the brink of failure -- >> yes, yes, yes. >> to a vibrant and peaceful nation is one of the key factors to
a charge of its ow& destiny. an awakened public opinion that basically opposes not only the united states, any kind of control and domination, including the authoritarian leadership? the region and i think's uncertainty now but once the dust settles in the arab world you're going to have a new world. a new world that basically will not accept america's dominance. >> rose: rumsfeld and gerges when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: donald rumsfeld is here he was secretary of defense under president george w. bush from 2000 to 2006. he resigned in the midst ofest schrating public criticism of the iraq war. rumsfeld began his career in the 1960s as a three-term congressman from illinois. he joined president richard nixon's cabinet and served under presidents ford, reagan and bush 43. his memoir "known and unknown" is now out in paper back and it chronicles everything as his time as a middle east envoy to one of the president's closestt% foreign policy advisors. as the u.s. ends tour two wars and faces tur
to the united states so he can pursue his studies. over the course of the day progress has been made to help him have the future that he wants and we will be staying in touch with him. gwen: who is chen guangcheng and how did he end up in the middle of after debate between two world superpowers. >> 2 was a whiplash week and all thought it was solved and he would stay in china by the middle of the week but by the end of the week he's going to come to the united states. let me backtrack a little bit more about chen. human rights activist, as you said, blind, so dramatic this week because he escaped, he'd been on house arrest for a couple of years, before that he was imprisoned. he was with his wife and young daughter in this house in a rural province in china. and in the middle of the night, he certainly used his blindness because he is used to darkness and his guards weren't, he played sick for a few weeks so they weren't really looking after him that well, climbed over a wall, through a field, through a river, felt his way around and then another dissident met him and then they linked up with th
as an officer in the united states air force. after 26 years at the c.i.a. and national security council, he became president of texas and, a, many university. in 2006, president george w. bush appointed him sex tear of defense succeeding donald rumsfeld. under his watch, gates oversaw iraq's troop surge. president-elect obama asked him to stay in the job. he became the first defense secretary to serve both a republican and democratic president. in the obama administration he played a pivotal role in shaping u.s. policy in afghanistan. he was a key playernhe decision to send additional forces into the country. he was at the center of the debate on the raid to kill osama bin laden last may. gates stepped down as defense secretary in june, 2011. here is what president obama said at gates' farewell ceremony. >> what you see is a man that i've come to know and respect. a humble american patriot. a man of common sense and decency. quite simply one of our nation's finest public servants. >> reporter: i talked with bob gates in williamsburg virginia at the college of william & mary where he accepte
of the united states thinks this is an important thing and he wanted to affirm it. then on top of that, if we ever have something go to the supreme court, i think it will be very important what the highest office holder in our land thinks about same-sex marriage as well as the polling, as well as how many states have legalized it. we like to pretend that the supreme court lives in a bubble but they do not. those justices live among us. >> woodruff: kerry eleveld, thank you very much. >> thank you. we get two views now on the president's announcement and its significance. evan wolfson is the president and founder of freedom to marry, a leading organization seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in states around the country. and the reverend harry jackson is senior pastor of hope christian church in beltsville, maryland, presiding bishop of the international communion of evangelical churches, and an outspoken opponent of gay marriage. reverend jackson, what does it mean to you what the president said? >> well, i believe he's been dealing with this for a long time and the motivation was to ramp u
the united states. the foreign minister said: in the meantime, security was tight outside the hospital where chen is being treated, and the hospital's name was quickly banned as a search term on chese rninette we take a closer look now at this still unfolding story with shao chung, director of the berkeley-china internet project at u.c. berkeley, and editor of the "china digital times," an online publication. and evan osnos, who's written on chen guangcheng and other dissidents as the china correspondent for the "new yorker" magazine. he joins us tonight from the campus of stanford university. os, i'll start with you. what do you make of this very confusing series of events today? is there any way to unravel what's known at this point? >> well, it's been an extraordinary 24 hours. the story is very dynamic. a few hours ago, frankly, all of us thought that the u.s. government, the chinese side, had reached perhaps the best available solution given the moment, which was to create an opportunity for chen guangcheng to get out, who've on with his life, perhaps in a new city with his family and o
9/11 as if somehow the united states government was involved, it was a reprehensible speech in many ways. but, you know, barack obama ordered the killing of osama bin laden. how is this relevant? >> you just used the word earlier, "reprehensible," in reference to running at about jeremiah wright. it is not off-limits. tactically, piteous a mistake. in 2008, obama -- tactically, it is a mistake in 2008, obama had no record or history of achievements, so all you had to go on were associations, which the press ignored and declared off-limits. today, he has a record, but the idea that it is off-limits is sheer hypocrisy on the part of the press. >> call it what you want, charles. the reality is that this was not dropped by the press in 2008. it was a central issue which dominated the campaign for close to a week and it led to president obama, then-candidate obama, giving the most watched the speech of his generation. reverend wright >> this week on "insid -- reverend wright had moments on bill moyers' show and a number of venues, and john mccain, to his credit, said this is not somethin
security force depends on the united states being willing to continue to foot the bill to the tune of billions of dollars. that is not likely to happen in the long run given the economic problems back home. >> the president is committing support. how is he going to sell that back home when the troops are out? " potentially there will be less interest in afghanistan in the united states and europe when the troops are out. that does not mean the problems in afghanistan are going to go away. without an american troop presence, the afghan economy can be taken down. there will be less money. there will be greater pressure coming from the taliban who will fill in as the isaf troops pull back. there's a great chance the security force could break up or be defeated by the taliban. there is the potential for civil war and civil conflict returning to afghanistan. we forget that i sent troops -- isaf troops have been a big source of stability. you will have a document will be filled by forces we're not sure of now. >> how important is pakistan given that they cannot even agree on a deal for s
of that changed with his mother's assassinationment now he is in the united states to attend the peabody awards where a documenteer called bhutto is being honored. a visit to new york and his father's visit to chicago for the g8 comes at a difficult time in pakistani u.s. relations there is tension over a 33 year sentence given to a doctor without allegedly helped the cia identify some of bin laden's location. >> the united states does not believe there is any basis for holding dr. afridi. we regret both fact that he was con contribute-- convicted and the severity of his sentence. his help, after all, was instrumental in taking down one of the world's most notorious murderers, that was clearly in pakistan's interests as well as ours and the rest of the world. this action by dr. afridi to help bring about the end of the reign of terror designed and executed by bin laden was not in any way a betrayal of pakistan. and we have made that vi well-known and we will continue to press it with the government of pakistan. >> rose: there are also tensions over the deaths of 24 pakistani soldiers during a n
case of chen quangcheng. >> he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. over the course of the day, progress has been made to help him have the future that he wants, and we will be staying in touch with -- gwen: so who is chen quangcheng and how did he end up in the middle of a debate between two of the world's super powers? >> it was a whiplash week. we all thought this was solved, that he would stay in china in the middle of the week, but alas, by the end of the week he's going to come to the united states. let me backtrack a little bit, a lit bit more about chen. human rights activist, as you said, blind, so dramatic this week, because he escaped. he had been under house arrest for a couple of years. before that he was in prison. he was with his wife and young daughter in this house. in a rural province in china. and in the middle of the night he certainly used his blindness, because he is used to darkness and his guards weren't. he played sick for a few weeks, so they were not really looking after him that well. climbed over
and they will continue to work hard to inflict damage to the united states. fortunately, our intelligence community and the c.i.a. have their eyes on the ball in yemen and it's a great success what they were able to do in the last 24 hours. >> warner: michael leiter, let me ask you, when john brenner said today "this i.e.d. was a threat from the standpoint of the design," what is he talking about? >> well, this bomb and also the bomb that the bomb maker asiri is probably responsible for back in 2009, the first underwear bomb and then the printer cartridges bombs that were detected in 2010 represent a real challenge for screening. with no metal pieces at all, a standard magnetometer, metal detector, won't detect that. so what you have to have instead are much more advanced screening techniques at airports to find that. fliers see that all the time here in the united states now. they're less prevalent overseas. of course we need to make sure the same techniques that we know are working here are applied overseas as well. what i would also add, margaret, is none of these detection methods are perfect.
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: the united states and other nations expelled syrian diplomats today, expressing outrage over the weekend massacre. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the newshour tonight, we have an on-the-ground report from the city of homs, and an interview with ambassador gary dewer from canada, one of the countries taking action against its syrian envoy. >> woodruff: then, two takes on the presidential race. we look at mitt romney as he secures the republican nomination after today's primary in texas. >> warner: and gwen ifill reports on the push by both campaigns to court hispanics. >> immigration is a big issue, but not the top concern for hispanic voters here in colorado and elsewhere. both governor romney and president obama are talking about the economy. >> woodruff: plus, ray suarez examines the use of drone strikes to target al qaeda militants, and president obama's hand in approving the list of terrorists to kill. >> warner: and as author toni morrison is awarded the presidential medal o
negotiators from eight nations will join the united states in dallas for talks on a new trade agreement. you know what that means, right, usu.s. negotiators want access o hundreds of consoomplez. darren gersh reports tonight it could be some of the last jobs left here at home making shoes. >> tom, when you buy athletic shoes, you probably don't know it but you're most likely paying somewhere between 5 and $15 in what's called an import tariff. a tax on imported shoes to protecting jobs in the united states. and that tariff has set off a sneaker war. on one side there's new balance, the last company to make athletic shoes in the united states. on the other side you'll find retailers and companies like nike. they design shoes in the united states. but they manufacture them in countries like vietnam. >> we have a 1930's tariff structure in the 21st century, and that is really ham perking our awe -- hampering our ability to grow jobs. >> the obama administration is working on a new trade deal with vietnam and other countries called the transpacific partnership. as the world's fastest growing sho
? >> in a sense it is simple. by the west, we mean that part of -- >> not just the united states? >> no, not just the united states. we in europe. the east means far east -- that is to say asia, southwest asia, to the extent that one includes in the east india, pakistan, bangladesh. >> that is a big area with an awful lot of people. >> it is a lot of people. it is not such a huge area. it is roughly comparable with the west. the community is pretty large, too. how do you draw the divide? who is in it, out of it, and who is in between? >> you suggest a strategic vision in your book, a bit of education for me, and it is always interesting to see your take on the world, that the west down the road should really include russia and turkey. >> absolutely. they are in different ways increasingly partaking of the democratic tradition, and certainly the turks want to be part of europe and are practicing increasingly, and pervasively so, democracy, and have been engaged in the last 100 years in trying to emulate the european model of the modern state and have been invited some 50 years ago by the europeans
. they waited for the democracies to come, they waited for the cavalry, if they waited for the united states to make the decision and the united states hid behind the opposition of russia and china at the united nations security council. now we find ourselves in this desperate moment. i'm very dubious about this whole story about the promise of jihadists. but the responsibility is borne by the democracy. >> you have just returned from turkey and you have been to the refugee camps along the turkish- syrian border. did you find any willing was in turkey from syria's neighbor that they do something about what's happening across the border? >> these refugee camps are the home of the true historian of the rebellion. that is where you get educated about what is happening in these last accrual 15 months. the answer as to whether they are ready to do the right thing by the rebellion, i think there is readiness to take the risk, but everyone is waiting for barack obama and everyone is waiting for the united states. they will not do anything without american support. the libyans report -- the libyans
of concern about the overhang in the united states. how does that cloud an investor's decision how they make money decisions? >> it's clear that the whole greek thing is going to fall apart, and no one knows exactly how, when or what falling apart really means for spain. no one is worried about greece per se. they're worried about what greece means for spain. >> tom: we know it means a stronger u.s. dollar. the dollar continuing to increase, and commodity prices drop. >> remember, you don't need to be the best currency in the world, just the least worse. and that's where the u.s. dollar is right now. look further. why would anybody put money in dollars as a safe haven? but right now, liquid, easy to get in and out. >> commodity sold off, gold, oil. natural gas rebounds from $2 to 2.50. is this an energy area you're looking for bargains. >> i'm looking for a bottom in natural gas. i think we'll bounce to $3, and ?r somewhere in there for a long time. >> and you're looking at alter petroleum. they have natural gas exploration production, and share price is half of what it was last summer. is t
road 1.5 and s & m up half a point. >> not much reaction here in the united states. european leaders talked up the need for more economic growth today. darren gersh reports the likely forecast is more uncertainty. >> for only the second time in 50 years a socialist has been elected president of france. francoise hollande's victory this weekend is a clear rejection of the measures put in place to jolt the euro. >> this is an a cute phase of the silver and debt crisis. >> two main parties that had managed the party through the debt crisis emerged from parliamentary elections with less than a third of the combined vote. that could leave greece in limbo unable to form a new government. >> greece and france have rejected what is going on and how the incumbent leaders have dealt with the debt crisis. >> this is a potent gentially disrupt full mix for markets. >> jittery and uncertainty higher than ever. >> this is following an ominous pattern. those looking to clean up problems could lead to years and decades of growth. there is a fear there will be a spill over to the united states. >> t
paul krugman. >> in the united states, this is not as bad as the depression. however, it shares the feature of the great depression. most of the time period we call the great depression the economy was actually growing. but it wasn't growing fast enough to bring down that terrible unemployment rate at all quickly. same now. further more, the economic logic, the special feature of depression economics is that the federal reserve can't do its usual thing, can't just cut interest rates because the interest rates it controls directly are already at zero which has all kinds of implications. it means that things like fiscal austerity, ordinarily if the government spends less that doesn't have to cause a recession because the fed can cut interest rates to offset that. but it can't do that now. so all of the logic of how economic policy works changes. we are qualitativefully the same situation we were in in the 30s. quantitatively it's not as bad but it has that same underlying logic. >> rose: paul krugman for the hour. next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios
.s., at a time when this countryaces its own huge fiscal problem. how to bring down the united states' rising debt is a topic of growing debate as we head to an election at the end of this year. that's when the bush-era tax cuts are scheduled to expire and a scheduled round of spending cuts are set to take effect. this week the congressional budget office warned if that was all this is allowed to take place, the economy would be knocked back into recession for the first half of next year. more on this now from two men who watch the u.s. economy closely: ken rogoff of harvard university and josh bivens of the economic policy institute. welcome to both of you. and ken rogoff, to you first, what is the european scenario that the united states should be most worried about? >> oh, goodness. i mean, there's really a cliff there. there's a possibility the whole euro can dissolve if they don't take a quantum leap towards unification and we could have a layman moment again. it's not... lehman moment again. it's not hyperbole to say that. they've seen that in europe. they can't agree among themselves w
. there is no stretch of territory in the world quite like the borderlands between the united states and mexico. a vast swath of terrain, a long and tortured history and an endless stream of humanity both separate and join our two countries. it's as complex a coupling as you will find anywhere. on the gulf of mexico, the border runs along the rio grande river to intersect with the continental divide where it turns toward tijuana and san diego on the pacific ocean. 1,969 miles snaking through desert and desolation. dividing towns and cities. marked now by stretches of steel and concrete fence, infrared cameras and sensors, natural guardsmen and border patrol agents. nearly 100 million people cross this border every year one way or another. one day in may, 11 years ago, 26 mexican men set out across the murderous stretch of desert known as the devil's highway. heading for arizona. and hopefully for work. 12 of them made it. 14 were scorched alive by the torrid sun. their story became a stunning work by the author luis alberto arraya. no one writes more tragically about the border culture than the son of
medicine industry in the united states is estimated to be about a $3 billion money maker for the drug companies. and to say that you're going to make it more difficult for companies to sell this product really is not a very popular idea. >> tonight, frontline, in association with the "oregonian," looks again at the meth epidemic to investigate a potential new cure and the battle raging over it. >> the truth is that the oregon solution works. and for states that are struggling with that issue, the stakes couldn't be higher. >> frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. and by reva and david logan, committed to investigative journalism as the guardian of the public interest. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. by tfrontline journalism fund, supporting investigat
said and praised as being one of the best bankers in the united states. so the obama administration looks tough on banks. they're more than likely looking at what the company knew when they knew it and whether or not there's anything they're covering up right now. >> woodruff: dawn, you had something about a conference call that jamie dimon held with investors back in mid april. >> oh, yeah. jamie dimon on his analyst calls-- i've been covering the company about two nears years now-- on his calls he almost always cracks jokes and asks a stupid question. he always goes off on government regulation. in this that call in mid april when dimon says he didn't know how bad the trade was or didn't know that there was a problem was asked about it, he was uncharacteristically, you know, calm and quiet. he stuck to what seemed like kind of a scripted format. he was very, you know, he just wasn't himself. he wasn't himself on that call in d april. that's after, shortly after everyone started reporting, you know, that particular division had a big problem. so, that came... those stories came on
is here, united states secretary of the navy, he has had a long and varied career as a politician, diplomat and businessman, he served as governor of mississippi from 1988 to 1992, he was also former ambassador to saudi arabia and ceo of a manufacturing company. he played the pivotal role in u.s. defense policy in the obama shifts its focus to the asia pacific region i am pleased to have him here on this program for the first time, welcome. >> thank you, charlie, i am glad to be here. >> rose: we now know that this president has announced clearly the kind of shift to asia. how does that affect the navy and its role and its significance? >> well, this new defense strategy which the president announced in january, and which he was in intimately involved in crafting, and had a all of the joint chiefs, all the service secretary, secretary of defense very involved in this, it is mainly a maritime strategy and focuses on the western pacific and focuses on the arabian gulf region, both of which are maritime, entities, and it places, i think, additional responsibility on the navy and the
guitar workers came to the united states looking for financial help. i offered to play a benefit show on their behalf. but the day before the benefit show, the earthquake in haiti happened. so these korean guitar workers, who had traveled 6,000 miles and were in desperate need for money for themselves, their families, and their strike fund, voted to donate 100% of the proceeds from their benefit show to the haiti relief effort. and i was very moved by that selfless act of international solidarity. that day, i wrote the song "world wide rebel songs," performed it that night, and became the staple, the cornerstone, of my most recent record of the same name. because their selfless act provides a window into the kind of world that i'd like to live in, the kind of world i'd like my children to inherit, the kind of world that i fight for in my music. >> here's the paradox you take me to, though. you sing, "hang on, man. it won't be long." there's something wonderfully promising about that, but also, terribly potentially disturbing. because you hang on and think, you know, you've been at thi
of the year, job growth in the united states slowed again last month. the labor department revised upward the number of jobs created in previous months, but reported only 115,000 new jobs came on-stream in april. new jobs were added last month, but fewer than expected. and the unemployment rate dipped to a three-year low of 8.1%, but mainly because frustrated job- hunters stopped looking. speaking at a virginia high school today, president obama focused on some positive signs. >> after the worst economic crisis since the great depression, our businesses have now created more than 4.2 million new jobs over the last 26 months. >> woodruff: but the president did acknowledge that challenges remain. >> there's still a lot of folks out of work, which means that we've got to do more. >> woodruff: minutes after the april jobs numbers were made public this morning, the presumptive republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, appeared on fox news and criticized the president, calling the numbers very disappointing. >> we should be seeing numbers in the 500,000 jobs created per month. this is way,
in the united states. let high-speed rail, new airsick -- new air-traffic control system. the results of that will be people working, earning good money, and buying things. the companies will say they can sell things because the people now have money. tavis: since we're talking about how we as a nation can do better, and you were talking about the tea party, i wonder what you have to say about the fact that there is this sense that the tea party has tapped into that the government is the problem. give me just a taste of your philosophy and how we respond to those who believe that part of the problem in this country, on the left and right, that government gets in the way. >> i do not agree with that. i think government is the collective expression of boulevard that is, quite frankly. if you look at government, people do want to eliminate government, you take medicine? how did you know it is safe? if you drive on highways, you take mass transit, you go to national parks. it is all bad. you get a social security check, medicare check, you feel safe because you are protected by the defens
's last 30 minutes in the limelight was that he was the victim of a conspiracy led by the united states. >> a conspiracy was born, all systems put into motion, and here i stand today. i never stood a chance. >> the former liberian president once again insisted on his innocence, saying he would never have supported the rebels who committed atrocities. in stark contrast to guilty judgment, he said he had been working for peace in sierra leone. >> what i did to help bring peace to sierra leone was done with honor. >> his speech will not change what happened in the sierra leone capital in 1999. the former president of liberia help plan an attempted takeover by rebels. the widespread atrocities committed at the time included the amputation of innocent civilians limbs, murder and rape. the judges have left no doubt that they think charles taylor knew about these atrocities. >> in relation to an assessment -- in-line >> the prosecution has called for mr. taylor to be given 80 years in jail. the defense says that is excessive. vinyl sentencing will take place in two weeks' time. -- final senten
mainly conservative groups in the united states would like to do. they miss the the old days when men were men and women or nothing. the problem with freedom is that you just can't go back. once people see what it means to be free, you can't go back. they will keep nattering on about this or that and maybe they will make another stab at defunding the fabulous planned parenthood or something of a sort. to my mind, it is not going to work. tavis: how do you see these issues playing out on the campaign trail? you know you are at about liberal and if governor romney is the presumptive nominee, how will these issues play out? how does this play out on the campaign trail? >> i think it was one of his chief advisers that said that after the primary season is over, he is going to shake the etch a sketch and start the clock running again. and if i had to guess what the new at to sketch a picture is going to be like, it is going to be considerably less to the right. it he has backed himself into a couple of corners that i don't think will serve him in the general election, the main one being ve
, and there will be a confrontation one day, east and west will meet in the personages of the united states and china. >> i hope some people that listen to wes will join us. -- that listen to us will join us. as young people say, let's cool it. >> i say cool it. does that make me young? >> offensively. i guarantee it in writing. all natives, to be fair, have a tendency to divide us against them. it is easy to blame the outsider for problems rather than admitting difficulties and failures. from the get-go it is tempting to make and the series -- adversaries. it is quick to get on the escalator, and we have been there, declaring nations as a threat. japan for a while was greatly feared, and i am not talking about just world war ii, but in recent years with economic success that is similar to the economic success of china today. what we need to do is read examine the question of how we are going to deal with china, which is clearly on going. first of all, we should remember that the economics growth of china has been exaggerated. the growth rate is rapidly slowing down, and more importantly, china has four times more p
address that? >> what is going on there is making its way toward the united states, particularly in this election year, where we see some already trying to tie this president, who they claim to be a socialist, with someone who won in france as a socialist. we see the political unwinding of what happened in france in this election year. that does speak to your point with regard to republicans and democrats. >> austerity is often cutting government programs, government wages, government retirement. are we waiting for that in this country and how is it going to play? >> we say we are, but i do not believe we really are. the talk about cuts reminds me of a concern, and that is, who is going to be bearing the brunt of these cuts? it is one thing if there is some shared sacrifice and pain that is balanced across divisions within this country, but we already have significant problems with poverty, for example. homelessness is on the rise in some parts of the country. if we go too far with austerity, you could end up cutting off your nose to spite your face. right, but to call what is ha
intelligence but yet have a major impact in interesting terrorist activities in the united states and elsewhere. you can have a smaller -- interrupting terrorist activities in the united states and elsewhere. you can have a smaller force have a larger impact than having a massive show on the ground, which can, in fact, be counterproductive. >> on the anniversary of the killing of osama bin ladin, how much safer do you think america and the west is today from the threat of islamic terrorism? >> i think we are safer, not yet safe. i think we will never be safe as long as individuals have access to technology and are allowed to travel internationally annualize that technology. i think we have to be -- and utilize that technology. i think we have to be a resilient nation. i think we have a long twilight struggle against terrorism. i think we have to be prepared for a lifetime of individuals having access and the capability to inflict damage. >> thank you for coming. >> a reminder that terrorism can come in many guises here in america to night -- guises. here in america tonight, five men described a
in the united states, followed by muslims. the religious congregations and membership study -- done every ten years -- is based on self-reported figures from u.s. congregations and religious bodies. the church of jesus christ of latter day saints, the mormons, reported adding 2 million regularly attending members in the u.s. since the year 2000, bringing their total to a little over 6 million. muslims reported 2.6 million, an increase of about 1 million over the last decade. mainline protestant denominations, meanwhile, lost about 13% of their members. and catholic membership declined by 5%. nevertheless, catholics remain the largest faith group in america at 59 million. >>> leaders of the united methodist church have voted against changing language in their church doctrine that calls homosexuality incompatible with christian teaching. meeting at their general conference, held every four years, church delegates from around the world also defeated an amendment that said united methodists could disagree over homosexuality and still live together as a church. >>> the vatican this week tightened
on tuesday. united states is suspending most sanctions against burma in response to reforms. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton will allow american companies to invest in burma, but an arms embargo will remain. and a chinese activist has given details of his torture and retribution they said they suffered at the hands of chinese authorities. the bbc has obtained the first interviews with his family members since he escaped from house arrest last month and fled to the american embassy in beijing, causing a diplomatic crisis. we have more from damascus. >> the human rights activist whose daring escape into the arms of american diplomats put china and america at loggerheads. for 15 days, he had been under guard at a beijing hospital. just how he managed to flee his illegal house arrest, and then adding dozens of guards watching him is becoming more clear. first, he had to scale the walls of his house. as he did, he fell and broke his foot. he head -- hid in a neighbor's pig sty and then late that night went to the river. he could not swim across, but the guards on the bridge were asleep.
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